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Advanced Placement

AP Coordinator:  Tim Bruell

Advanced Placement is a national program offered at Rocky in conjunction with The College Board.  AP classes are college-level classes taught in high schools by teachers who have committed themselves to the standards and the curriculum developed by The College Board.  In May of each year, AP students may take national examinations for which they can earn college credit. To send AP scores to Colleges and Universities, a student must directly request this to occur from The College Board.

What classes does Rocky offer?

Business

Macro and Micro Economics

Computer Science A

Computer Science Principles

Language Arts

Literature and Composition

Language and Composition

Mathematics

Calculus AB

Calculus BC

Statistics

Science

Biology

Chemistry

Environmental Science

Physics 1 and 2

Social Studies

Human Geography

Modern European History

Psychology

United States Government

Comparative Government

United States History

Visual Arts

Art Studio (All Concentrations)

World Languages

French

German

Spanish

Grade Point Averages (Policy IKC)

Poudre School District has traditionally adjusted a student’s GPA for credits earned in Advanced Placement (AP) courses and International Baccalaureate (IB) courses. As the access to additional post-secondary courses through concurrent enrollment grows in PSD, our practice of adjusting GPAs for these post-secondary level courses will grow as well. Beginning in fall 2019, Poudre School District will provide a 0.002 adjustment for credits in all post-secondary courses. This means that beginning in the 2019-2020 school year, any student in grades 9 – 12 who has completed any post-secondary equivalent courses with a “C” grade or better will receive this adjusted GPA. All current and past courses in a student’s course history will be included. These courses include and are limited to:

  • Advanced Placement (AP) courses taught in PSD or in other accredited institutions including online programs.

  • International Baccalaureate (IB) courses

  • Colorado University (CU) Succeed courses taught in PSD

  • Concurrent enrollment courses

  • Courses taught in PSD that are equivalent to a college-level course. These are:

An example of how the adjusted GPA bonus point system will be calculated is shown below. 

 

Total student credit earned

 

275

 

GPA before bonus points applied:

 

3.86

Total AP or IB credits earned

35

 

Multiplied by bonus factor of .002

  x .002

 

Bonus Points earned

.070    

+.07

GPA after bonus points are applied: 

 

3.93